A successful breastfeeding relationship is a major goal for many new moms. Breastmilk is not only nutritious, but it's also free and super convenient. It can also be a great way to bond with your baby, which is why it can be completely heartbreaking when something isn't quite going right. If he or she is acting colicky or experiencing major stomach issues, it may be one of the ways your baby is trying to tell you they're allergic to your milk.
It's not your breastmilk itself that causes a bad reaction in your baby. The culprit will instead be something you're eating and that your baby is getting secondhand via breastfeeding. La Leche League International noted that dairy is the most common allergen, but soy, eggs, fish, peanuts, and more can cause issues.
When my newborn daughter was suffering from a stubborn diaper rash last year, my husband and I tried everything from home remedies to prescription medications to get it under control. Nothing worked, until our pediatrician suggested I stop eating dairy for at least two weeks. Lo and behold, no more rash. It wasn't easy monitoring everything I ate, but sacrificing some of my favorite foods was a small price to pay to get my baby some relief. If you think your breastfed baby may be allergic to something in your breastmilk, here are 10 symptoms to keep an eye on.